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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Basketball News / Ranking the 50 best current players in the NBA

Ranking the 50 best current players in the NBA

Top 50 NBA Players!
Publish Date: 06/28/2018
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Mar 11, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) looks on during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Tier One: In a league of their own

  1. LeBron James SF Cleveland Cavaliers 27.5 PPG, 9.1 AST, 8.6 REB, 1.4 STL, .542 FG%
  2. Kevin Durant PF Golden State Warriors 26.4 PPG, 5.4 AST, 6.8 REB, 1.8 BLK, .516 FG%
  3. Stephen Curry PG Golden State Warriors 26.4 PPG, 6.1 AST, 5.1 REB, 1.6 STL, .495 FG%

Tier Two: The All-World Players

  1. Kawhi Leonard SF San Antonio Spurs (2016-17 stats) 25.5 PPG, 3.5 AST, 5.8 REB, .485 FG%
  2. James Harden SG Houston Rockets 30.4 PPG, 8.8 AST, 5.4 REB, 1.8 STL, .449 FG%
  3. Anthony Davis PF New Orleans Pelicans 28.1 PPG, 2.3 AST, 11.1 REB, 2.6 BLK, .534 FG%
  4. Russell Westbrook PG Oklahoma City Thunder 25.4 PPG, 10.3 AST, 10.1 REB, 1.8 STL, .449 FG%
  5. Giannis Antetokounmpo PF Milwaukee Bucks 26.9 PPG, 4.8 AST, 10 REB, 1.5 STL, 1.4 BLK, .529 FG%

Tier Three: All-Pros

  1. Damian Lillard PG Portland Trail Blazers 26.9 PPG, 6.6 AST, 4.5 REB, 1.1 STL, .439 FG%
  2. Karl-Anthony Towns C Minnesota Timberwolves 21.3 PPG, 2.4 AST, 12.3 REB, 1.4 BLK, .545 FG%
  3. Jimmy Butler SG Minnesota Timberwolves 22.2 PPG, 4.9 AST, 5.3 REB, 2 STL, .474 FG%
  4. Paul George SF Oklahoma City Thunder 21.9 PPG, 3.3 AST, 5.7 REB, 2 STL, .430 FG%
  5. Joel Embiid C Philadelphia 76ers 22.9 PPG, 3.2 AST, 11 REB, 1.8 BLK, .483 FG%
  6. Chris Paul PG Houston Rockets 18.6 PPG, 7.9 AST, 5.4 REB, 1.7 STL, .460 FG%
  7. Kyrie Irving PG Boston Celtics 24.4 PPG, 5.1 AST, 3.8 REB, 1.1 STL, .491 FG%
  8. Klay Thompson SG Golden State Warriors 20 PPG, 2.5 AST, 3.8 REB, .488 FG%
  9. Victor Oladipo SG Indiana Pacers 23.1 PPG, 4.3 AST, 5.2 REB, 2.4 STL, .477 FG%
  10. DeMarcus Cousins C New Orleans Pelicans 25.2 PPG, 5.4 AST, 12.9 REB, 1.6 STL, 1.6 BLK, .470 FG%
  11. Draymond Green PF Golden State Warriors 11 PPG, 7.3 AST, 7.6 REB, 1.4 STL, 1.3 BLK, .454 FG%
  12. DeMar DeRozan SG Toronto Raptors 23 PPG, 5.2 AST, 3.9 REB, 1.1 STL, .456 FG%

Tier Four: All-Stars

  1. LaMarcus Aldridge C/PF San Antonio Spurs 23.1 PPG, 2 AST, 8.5 REB, 1.2 BLK, .510 FG%
  2. John Wall PG Washington Wizards 19.4 PPG, 9.6 AST, 3.7 REB, 1.4 STL, 1.1 BLK, .420 FG%
  3. Kristaps Porzingis PF New York Knicks 22.7 PPG, 1.2 AST, 6.6 REB, 2.4 BLK, .439 FG%
  4. Nikola Jokic C Denver Nuggets 18.5 PPG, 6.1 AST, 10.7 REB, 1.2 STL, .499 FG%
  5. Devin Booker SG Phoenix Suns 24.9 PPG, 4.7 AST, 4.5 REB, .432 FG%
  6. Donovan Mitchell SG Utah Jazz 20.5 PPG, 3.7 AST, 3.7 REB, 1.5 STL, .437 FG%
  7. Blake Griffin PF Detroit Pistons 21.4 PPG, 5.8 AST, 7.4 REB, .438.FG%
  8. Gordon Hayward SF Boston Celtics (2016-17 stats) 21.9 PPG, 5.4 REB, 3.5 AST, .471 FG%
  9. Ben Simmons PG Philadelphia 76ers 15.8 PPG, 8.2 AST, 8.1 REB, 1.7 STL, .545 FG%
  10. Jayson Tatum SF Boston Celtics 13.9 PPG, 1.6 AST, 5 REB, 1 STL, .475 FG%
  11. Kemba Walker PG Charlotte Hornets 22.1 PPG, 5.6 AST, 3.1 REB, 1.1 STL, .431 FG%
  12. Kevin Love C/PF Cleveland Cavaliers 17.6 PPG, 1.7 AST, 9.3 REB, .458 FG%
  13. Andre Drummond C Detroit Pistons 15 PPG, 3 AST, 16 REB, 1.6 BLK, 1.5 STL, .529 FG%
  14. Rudy Gobert C Utah Jazz 13.5 PPG, 1.4 AST, 10.7 REB, 2.3 BLK, .622 FG%
  15. Kyle Lowry PG Toronto Raptors 16.2 PPG, 6.9 AST, 5.6 REB, 1.1 STL, .427 FG%
  16. Bradley Beal SG Washington Wizards 22.6 PPG, 4.5 AST, 4.4 REB, 1.2 STL, .460 FG%
  17. Al Horford C Boston Celtics 12.9 PPG, 4.7 AST, 7.4 REB, 1.1 BLK, .489 FG%

Tier Five: Stars

  1. Lou Williams SG Los Angeles Clippers 22.6 PPG, 5.3 AST, 2.5 REB, 1.1 STL, .435 FG%
  2. Goran Dragic PG Miami Heat 17.3 PPG, 4.8 AST, 4.1 REB, .450 FG%
  3. Mike Conley PG Memphis Grizzlies (2016-17 stats) 20.5 PPG, 6.3 AST, 3.5 REB, 1.3 STL, .460 FG%
  4. C.J. McCollum SG Portland Trail Blazers 21.4 PPG, 3.4 AST, 4 REB, 1 STL, .443 FG%
  5. Dwight Howard C Charlotte Hornets 16.6 PPG, 1.3 AST, 12.5 REB, 1.6 BLK, .555 FG%
  6. Isaiah Thomas PG Los Angeles Lakers 15.2 PPG, 4.8 AST, 2.1 REB, .373 FG%
  7. Paul Millsap PF Denver Nuggets 14.6 PPG, 2.7 AST, 6.4 REB, 1 STL, 1.2 BLK, .464 FG%
  8. DeAndre Jordan C Los Angeles Clippers 12 PPG, 1.5 AST, 15.2 REB, .645 FG%
  9. Marc Gasol C Memphis Grizzlies 17.2 PPG, 4.2 AST, 8.1 REB, 1.4 BLK, .420 FG%
  10. Steven Adams C Oklahoma City Thunder 13.9 PPG, 1.2 AST, 9 REB, 1.2 STL, 1 BLK, .629 FG%
  11. Jabari Parker PF Milwaukee Bucks 12.6 PPG, 1.9 AST, 4.9 REB, .482 FG%
  12. Eric Bledsoe PG Milwaukee Bucks 17.7 PPG, 5 AST, 3.8 REB, 2 STL, .473 FG%
  13. Andrew Wiggins SF Minnesota Timberwolves 17.7 PPG, 2 AST, 4.4 REB, 1.1 STL, .438 FG%

Honorable Mentions (In no order)-

Aaron Gordon PF Orlando Magic 17.6 PPG, 2.3 AST, 7.9 REB, 1 STL, .434 FG%

Tobias Harris PF Los Angeles Clippers 18.6 PPG, 2.4 AST, 5.5 REB, .460 FG%

Khris Middleton SF Milwaukee Bucks 20.1 PPG, 4 AST, 5.2 REB, 1.5 STL, .466 FG%

J.J. Redick SG Philadelphia 76ers 17.1 PPG, 3 AST, 2.5 REB, .460 FG%

Danilo Gallinari SF Los Angeles Clippers (2016-17 stats) 18.2 PPG, 2.1 AST, 5.2 REB, .447 FG%

Myles Turner C Indiana Pacers 12.7 PPG, 1.3 AST, 6.4 REB, 1.8 BLK, .479 FG%

Eric Gordon SG Houston Rockets 18 PPG, 2.2 AST, 2.5 REB, .428 FG%

Clint Capela C Houston Rockets 13.9 PPG, 10.8 REB, 1.9 BLK, .652 FG%

D’Angelo Russell PG Brooklyn Nets 15.5 PPG, 5.2 AST, 2.9 REB, .414 FG%

Carmelo Anthony PF Oklahoma City Thunder 16.2 PPG, 1.3 AST, 5.8 REB, .404 FG%

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